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Cultural Pittsfield: Dec. 27-31

11:31AM / Friday, December 27, 2013
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Berkshire Festival of Trees  

Through January 2: The Festival of Trees!

Bring the family to enjoy the sounds, sights, and tastes of the holiday season with a visit to Festival of Trees 2013: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.  The 29thannual holiday event features more than 100 dazzling, delightful holiday trees decorated to express the nostalgia of years past, the excitement of today's hustle-bustle lifestyle, and the endless possibilities of the future.

Through January 2 | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | Included in admission: $13 adult; $6 child; Museum members & children 3 and under FREE



Christmas Carol at Colonial  

Friday-December 29: A Christmas Carol!

Revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is reformed and shown the error of his ways by four spirits. This year's production marks the biggest cast ever for BTG's A Christmas Carolwith 42 local talented actors. 

December 20-29 | Fri & Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm | Colonial Theatre | 111 South Street | 413-997-4444 | $25-$35

Kitchen Kaboom  

Friday & Saturday: Kitchen Ka-Boom

Pretend to be a mad scientist performing thrilling – and fun – science experiments! All experiments are kid-safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen.  This is a limited space ticketed event that is free with Museum admission. Reservations are required; adult must accompany child (program is designed for children in grades K – 5).

Friday & Saturday, December 27 & 28 | Fri 11am & 1pm Sat 11am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 x 10 | FREE with Museum admission


The Great Beauty  

Friday-Monday: The Great Beauty at the Little Cinema

Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo) has been a permanent fixture in Rome's literary and social circles since the legendary success of his one and only novel. Armed with a roguish charm, he has seduced his way through the city's lavish night life for decades, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Friday-Monday, December 27-30 | Fri-Mon 7pm Mon 1:30pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $5 Museum Members/$7.50 General


Last Friday of 2013 at Underground  

Friday: Last Friday of 2013 Party at the Underground

The Shutdown Team presents the Last Friday of 2013.  Party with your favorite DJs DJ B and DJ Marc the Don spinning the hottest new and old Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Top 40s and more!  Ladies are free before 11.  The doors open at 9:30pm. 21+.

Friday, December 27 | 9:30pm | The Underground Pub | 1 West Street | 413-553-2257 | $4


Sweater Chop Shop  

Saturday: Sweater Chop Shop at Crispina's

Make something beautiful! Participants will learn simple cutting and hand sewing techniques to design and construct a wonderful new garment from discarded wool sweaters. No experience necessary. Bring an open mind, your favorite pair of scissors (if you have them) and a yummy bag lunch. I supply a hearty collection of used wool sweaters and everything else needed for your day of creativity.  Tools and materials are available for sale to take home to continue the creativity.  Click here to register.

Saturday, December 28 | 10am-4:30pm | Crispina's Church | 40 Melville Street | 413-236-9600 | $195 (includes materials)


Peter Rabbit  

Saturday & Monday: Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop at Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater's troupe of talented young performers ranging in age from 5 to 19 years perform this original musical production adapted and directed by Kara Demler. Put on your poodle skirt and grab a chocolate malt, 'cause this nifty 1950s Peter Rabbit is a musical twist on the classic tale by Beatrix Potter. Familiar characters from Benjamin Bunny to Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail will sing, dance, and hop their way into your hearts. The performance is recommended for ages 2 and up.

Saturday & Monday, December 28 & 30 | 11am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 x 10 | $15 adult, $8 child/Museum members $5 adult, $3 child, children 3 and under free. Includes Museum Admission.


Comedy at Patrick's  

Saturday: Comedy at Patrick's Pub

Comedy is back at Patrick's Pub, featuring a jam packed show with three comics: Michael Raive as seen at Gotham and Broadway Comedy Clubs in New York City;Will Acuri from the Stand Up 360 Comedy Festival in New York City; and back by popular demand with appearances on Comedy Central and NBC,Frank Vignola.

Saturday, December 28 | 8pm | Patrick's Pub | 26 Bank Row | 413- 499-1994 | $12 advance/$15 at the door

Skinny Janes  

Saturday: Skinny Janes at Mission

The Skinny Janes are back! They had so much fun last time that they'll be there  again playing in the window. You better wear some socks so they can be rocked right off!

Saturday, December 28 | 8pm | Mission Bar + Tapas | 438 North Street | No phone | No cover


Berkshire Childrens Theater  

Sunday: 10 years of Berkshire Children's Theater at Berkshire Museum

In celebration of 10 years of children's theater, enjoy a medley of past and present troupe members performing some of their favorite musical memories. Tickets to the performance include a reception immediately following the performance in the Museum's Crane Room.

Sunday, December 29 | 3:30pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 x 10 | $25, Museum members $20


Pirate Princess and Pea  

Tuesday: The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea

A pirate's life isn't all "yo-ho-ho and a bottle of grog,” ya know. It's hard work searchin' for treasure, what with avoidin' the sea monsters, keepin' the crabs from eatin' your nose, and fallin' overboard just in time to meet a giant octopus. But it's worth it when ya haul in that treasure chest … but the treasure in this chest happens to be a princess … a princess who doesn't even believe you're a pirate! And how do you prove you're a real pirate? Arrgh.

Tuesday, December 31 | 11am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 x 10 | $15 adult, $8 child, Museum members $7 adult, $5 child, children 3 and under free. Includes Museum Admission.


NYE at Chameleons  

Tuesday: New Year's Eve Midnight Masquerade at Chameleons

Four DJs will be rocking you into the New Year in two rooms at Chameleons.  There will be a lot of giveaways and goodies.  Dress to impress.  21+

Tuesday, December 31 | 8pm | Chameleons | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | $10 in advance $15 at the door


NYE at PortSmitt's  

Tuesday: New Year's Eve Party at PortSmitt's

PortSmitt's will ring in the new year with live music from Pete Boyd.  Hear all of your favorite tunes, classics through today, plus Pete Boyd originals.

Tuesday, December 31 | 8pm | PortSmitt's | 370 Pecks Road | 413-236-5727 | NO COVER


NYE at Back Nine  

Tuesday: New Year's Eve Bash at the Back Nine

Come ring in 2014 with two of Berkshire County's best party bands!  WYKYD is a high-energy, female-fronted party band that plays dance hits from all genres.  Live Wire is a high energy party band specializing in rock, alternatives, classics and covers.  There will be nonstop music from 9-1 & a midnight champagne toast. 

Tuesday, December 31 | 8:30pm | The Back Nine | 303 Crane Avenue | 413-442-3585 | $10


NYE at Mad Jacks  

Tuesday: New Year's Eve Party at Mad Jacks

Dance the night away in style with DJ Respect and a champagne toast at midnight. Cash bar.  21+

Tuesday, December 31 | 9pm | Mad Jacks BBQ | 295 North Street | 571-292-7371 | $15 in advance $20 at the door 


NYE at Crowne Plaza  

Tuesday: New Year's Eve with Whiskey City at the Crowne

There are a couple of options for New Year's Eve party goers at the Crowne.  You can pay $20 for dancing only which includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.  Option 2 includes dinner for $55 per person or $100 per couple.  And, for $99 you can add a room and stay at the Crowne for the night.  Click here for the menu and more information.   

Tuesday, December 31 | 9pm | Crowne Plaza | 1 West Street | 413-499-2000 | $20-$100 




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